Category «Fitness»

Yoga & Pilates, the Perfect Routine Switch Up

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It’s the year 2017 people, activity and healthy living is in and trans fats and laziness are out.  Want to be one of those smooth walking, smoothie drinking, runner wearing cool kids you see in Shape Magazine or in the Fitness section of Cosmopolitan?  I have good news for you- you can! These days you …

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This weekend I decided to switch up my workout routine and ventured outdoors in less than perfect weather for a workout on the field/playground of a local elementary school.  I enlisted my boyfriend (a previous Kinesiology student and fitness enthusiast) to create us a workout using the bars on the playground while I took care …

Proactively Active

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Today is one of those busy days.  I woke up early to shower and pack a lunch (typically I shower at night after my workout, and lunch I usually come home for in the daytime), got into work and started my day.  I promised myself that I’d bring said lunch so I could scarf it …

Active in Vancouver

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April in Vancouver this year has been amazing.  We’ve had 3 or 4 days so far that have gotten up to almost 30 degrees.  It’s got me thinking about how easy it is to be active in a place like this in the Spring and Summer months. For the last few weeks, towards the end …

Circuit Ideas

Circuit training is a great way to tone up and slim down.  It burns fat while working muscles and makes for an awesome calorie burning workout. Planning your workout beforehand gives you a clear idea of what you’ll be doing so you’re not spending your allotted hour at the gym aimlessly wandering around wondering what …

20 NEW EXERCISE ACTIVITIES TO TRY IN 2016

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Kickboxing (seriously, you need to try this) Pilates (stretch your body and push some boundaries) Meditation (also, 20 minutes you won’t spend searching through your pantry for chocolate) Tennis (because who doesn’t want to look like Serena Williams) Rollerblading (I highly suggest every kind of safety gear, but you will have a blast) Swimming (low …

Feel The Burn

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Warm Up Elliptical Trainer- 20 Minutes Body Weight BURN 30 Jumping Jacks 15 Squats 10 Burpees 30 Second Wall Sit 20 Butt Kicks 30 Second Plank REPEAT X3 Cool Down 10 Minute Walk STRETCH!  (You’ll be glad you did tomorrow)

Treadmill Cardio

I tend to get bored easily when it comes to sitting on machines at the gym.  Even when it comes to jogging on the treadmill I find time goes by much faster when you’re mixing up the pace.  Here’s a go to favorite of mine that gets your heart rate up and plenty of variety! …

Monday Workout

TREADMILL CARDIO 5 min walk : 3% 2 min jog : 2.5% 1 min sprint : 4% 1 min walk : 5% 1 min sprint : 3% 1 min jog : 5% 1 min sprint : 3% 3 min walk : 1% WORK IT SET 1 10 Jump Squats 10 Mountain Climbers 30 Second Plank …